Delays in diagnosis for deadly cancers leading to catastrophic outcomes

The Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce (LSCT) has released new data on Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day to highlight the critical importance of symptom awareness for early diagnosis of these cancers.  The taskforce represents six less survivable cancers, lung, liver, brain, oesophageal, pancreatic and stomach, with an average five-year survival rate of just 16%. Together, these …

New report highlights neglect of people with life-threatening autoimmune diseases

The Rare Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Alliance (RAIRDA) has released a report highlighting ‘alarming disparities in the quality of care and treatment’ received by people living with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases (RAIRDs). The Resetting the Balance report provides compelling evidence that late diagnosis and inadequate care of these diseases can significantly reduce a person’s life expectancy …

Launch of Liver Cancer UK as cases of the disease rise dramatically across the country

The British Liver Trust has today launched Liver Cancer UK in response to rising cases of liver cancer across the country. Liver cancer is the fastest rising cause of cancer death in the UK. Over the past decade, liver cancer incidence rates have increased by almost half (45%) in the UK and the number of …

Global awareness raising of menopause ‘brain fog’.

The International Menopause Society (IMS) has published a new White Paper and guide for women on World Menopause Day (18 October) to raise awareness of ‘brain fog’ in menopause and perimenopause. The Brain fog in menopause White Paper, published by world-leading experts in the field of menopausal health, highlights symptoms of memory and other cognitive …

Charity launches new site to expose the harm of pornography

The Centre to End Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) has launched a new site to support people of all ages who have been harmed by pornography. Expose The Harm, which launched this June, is a space for people to share, safely and anonymously, about the ways pornography has harmed them. Expose the harm was announced at a …

Cancer survival gap still deadly

NHS data released in advance of World Cancer Day 2022 shows that cancers of the lung, liver, brain, oesophagus, pancreas and stomach continue to have drastically lower survival rates compared to other common cancers. The Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce is calling for more research, better treatment and earlier diagnosis to close the deadly cancer gap. …

Late diagnosis has created deadly cancer gap

A quarter of cancers in the UK have an average five-year survival rate of just 16%. They are known as the less survivable cancers. NHS data shows less survivable cancers are far more likely to be diagnosed in emergency settings yet early diagnosis is crucial for survival.  Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce launches awareness day to …

MPs have called for urgent changes to sickle cell care after inquiry found “serious failings”

An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry report into avoidable deaths and failures of care for sickle cell patients was published at the end of 2021 and led to cross-party MPs calling for major changes into care for sickle cell patients. The groundbreaking inquiry, led by Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP, Chair of the APPG on …